AHICITO NOMAS

  • Dates
    2021 - 2022
  • Author
  • Topics Fine Art, Landscape, Portrait, Social Issues
  • Location Argentina, Argentina

Ahicito Nomas reveals the multifaceted, resilient society of Argentina's Altiplano, where ancestral and contemporary feminism meet to make a difference.

AHÌCITO NOMÀS

Argentine writer Héctor Tizón, described the feeling of being in the Andean Altiplano rather effectively: “Here the earth is hard and sterile; the sky is blue and empty, and it’s closer than anywhere else. In this land, where it is hard to breathe, people depend on many gods”.

Mostly, though, Andean people relies on women. They worship Pachamama, the supreme goddess and universal Earth Mother. As a woman, Pachamama embodies all the core values defining the essence of Andean Cosmovision (worldview) — a point of convergence between religious and ancestral beliefs, and the philosophical foundation of the Rights of Nature.

Andean worldview advocates the sacred link connecting humans to the cosmos. It fosters gender equality, embedding a strong set of woman-centered values that celebrate femininity. Unsurprisingly, the Altiplano’s society is regulated since the pre-Columbian era by an evolving matriarchal system that remarkably anticipates the current wave of feminist values reshaping most societies around the world.

This series tells the inspiring story of matriarchs, indigenous leaders, teachers, LGBT activists, mothers and violence survivors. In different ways, all self-empowered women who reveal a resilient society, one where ancestral and contemporary feminism meet to make a difference.

© Marco Vernaschi - Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · Casabindo
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Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · Casabindo

© Marco Vernaschi - Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · Rosita
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Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · Rosita

© Marco Vernaschi - Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · The Dreamer
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Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · The Dreamer

© Marco Vernaschi - Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · The Southern Gate
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Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · The Southern Gate

© Marco Vernaschi - Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · Pachamama
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Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · Pachamama

© Marco Vernaschi - Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · The Historian
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Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · The Historian

© Marco Vernaschi - Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · El Blanco
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Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · El Blanco

© Marco Vernaschi - Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · Taty
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Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · Taty

© Marco Vernaschi - Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · Salva Tu Alma
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Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · Salva Tu Alma

© Marco Vernaschi - Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · The Shaman
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Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · The Shaman

© Marco Vernaschi - Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · La Quema
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Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · La Quema

© Marco Vernaschi - Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · Franky
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Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · Franky

© Marco Vernaschi - Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · Dayra
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Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · Dayra

© Marco Vernaschi - Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · The Encounter
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Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · The Encounter

© Marco Vernaschi - Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · Nahuel
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Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · Nahuel

© Marco Vernaschi - Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · Cosmo Dance
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Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · Cosmo Dance

© Marco Vernaschi - Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · We Can Do It!
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Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · We Can Do It!

© Marco Vernaschi - Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · El Manso
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Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · El Manso

© Marco Vernaschi - Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · The Scarecrow
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Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · The Scarecrow

© Marco Vernaschi - Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · Aristogaucha
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Marco Vernaschi · Ahícito Nomás · Aristogaucha

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